Book Discussion on All About the Beat John McWhorter talked about his book, All about the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can’t Save Black America, published by Gotham. In his book Mr.… read more

Book Discussion on All About the Beat John McWhorter talked about his book, All about the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can’t Save Black America, published by Gotham. In his book Mr. McWhorter argues that hip-hop and rap are counterproductive instruments within the African-American community and that the political and social contributions of hip-hop music have been overblown and that hip-hop should not be seen as a vehicle for political activism. He claims that rappers are too focused on relatively trivial issues facing the African-American community, like police brutality, yet ignore more important issues such as HIV/AIDS. Following his remarks Mr. McWhorter answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on All About the Beat

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New York, New York, United States
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Oct 18, 2008
Last Aired:
Nov 9, 2008

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  • Oct 18, 2008 | 11:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 19, 2008 | 3:12am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 09, 2008 | 2:56am EST | C-SPAN 2
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